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Students

Jan 10, 2018

ExpandED Schools: The Impact of a Diverse Educator Workforce

Students perform better in the classroom when matched with teachers with similar demographic characteristics, especially gender matches, according to new research by Assistant Professor Anna Egalite. She discusses her findings in a Q&A session with ExpandED Schools. 

Chalkboard

Dec 21, 2017

BBC Future: Educationism: The Hidden Bias We Often Ignore

A new report in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology named the term “educationism” and for the first time found clear evidence for what Professor Lance Fusarelli and many others have long suspected: educated people are implicitly biased against the less educated. And this has unfortunate, unintended consequences that often stem from the gap between the rich and poor. 

STEM teaching

Dec 20, 2017

17 Things That Happened at NC State Education in 2017

The NC State College of Education had an extraordinary year in 2017. We look back at 17 things that happened in the past year. 

Students

Dec 20, 2017

Tes: Pupils Perform Better with Teachers of the Same Race and Sex, Research Suggests

Children are more likely to try harder and aim higher in school if their teachers are from the same demographic group, research by NC State College of Education Assistant Professor Anna Egalite and Brian Kisida of the University of Missouri shows. 

Diversity in the Classroom

Nov 10, 2017

NBC News: When College Classrooms Become Ideologically Segregated, Everyone Suffers

NBC News features a report Stephen R. Porter and Paul D. Umbach, experts in education policy and professors at the NC State College of Education, led a decade ago that assessed factors that predict undergraduate major choice by surveying undergraduates at an unnamed elite liberal arts college. The researchers found, after controlling for many variables, that politics were a powerful predictor of major, rivaled only by personality. 

Data

Oct 26, 2017

“Data Alone is Not Power. Data Plus Thinking is Power.”

Professor Hollylynne Lee has developed a series of online courses and teacher education modules that are helping pre-service and in-service K-12 teachers bring statistics and probability to life in the classroom. 

New wolf statue on central campus.

Oct 24, 2017

The Guardian: Want Your Child to be an Engineer? Give Them a Falcon or Go Stargazing

Hobbies such as beekeeping or model building are the key to a technical career, a study co-authored by Elysa Corin '12 MED, '15 PHD, Professor Gail Jones and Gina Childers '14 PHD finds. 

Diversity in the classroom

Sep 29, 2017

NPR: If Your Teacher Looks Likes You, You May Do Better In School

Assistant Professor Anna Egalite talks with NPR about a new study she co-authored that provides insight into the way students actually think and feel about the teachers who look like them and those who don't. 

New wolf statue on central campus.

Sep 19, 2017

Ed Prep Matters: Secondary Math Teacher Candidates Need More Preparation in Statistics

"[T]eacher education programs must rise to the challenge of preparing their graduates to teach statistics," write NC State College of Education Professor Hollylynne S. Lee and Middle Tennessee State Professor Jennifer N. Lovett in a recent article published in the Journal of Teacher Education. 

Hiller Spires

Sep 19, 2017

Hiller Spires on “Digital Transformation and Innovation in Chinese Education”

Nearly a dozen contributors with ties to the NC State College of Education highlight examples of educational innovation in China in a new book.